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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
8.0

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

80%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

9.4
94%
47 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
33 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Elastic load balancing

9.6
96%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

9.2
92%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Monitoring tools

8.7
87%
41 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Pre-defined machine images

9.5
95%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Operating system support

9.3
93%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security controls

9.0
90%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
49 Ratings
7.0

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 Ratings

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

Well suited - 1) To Install required Products/Software in a middleware technology 2) Customize the file system and size of the storage 3) Install required monitoring tools like Tivoli, Splunk, etc. Less appropriate - 1) Maybe for SAAS products that do not require all of the installations.
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NaviSite

Clarify before hand any additional charges for remote hand and arrangement/SLA for remote hand. Negotiate well on these terms as they tend to be more flexible around this. Clarify shipping and handling charges if any.
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Pros

IBM

  • Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
  • Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
  • Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
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NaviSite

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Immediate notification in the event of failures
  • Dedicated Senior DBA
  • Dedicate Account rep
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Cons

IBM

  • [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
  • [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
  • [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
  • [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
  • [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
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NaviSite

  • San Jose facility power outage caused damage to company's credibility, this should not occur again being 7x24 facility and backup generator
  • Avoiding too many management changes will help create good connection with individuals for sustained harmony
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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Starting Price

$0.51 per hour

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002

Footnotes

  1. per hour
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

IBM Bare Metal Servers provide performance, flexibility, on-demand provisioning, and control. Choose between hourly or monthly pre-configured servers or customize with single to quad processing solutions.. Bare metal servers are available worldwide and with no monthly contracts so you can build the best solution for your workloads. Order a monthly bare metal server built to spec, and we’ll have it to you in two to four hours—with 500 GB/month outbound bandwidth included. Order an hourly bare metal server, and we’ll have it ready for you in 20 to 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.

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Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    NaviSite

    Price and facility equipment, location of the hosting facility factor into the decision to renew
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    Support Rating

    IBM

    The support is decent and in an emergency they will help you if you make enough noise. However the creation of "class of customers" within the IBM ecosystem I think is a step backwards as it can put emergencies on the back burner simply because we didn't pay enough in monthly fees.
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    NaviSite

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    IBM

    I've used IBM professional services in a few cases (not for my company but for some of my clients), and the people in professional services are really helpful. You call them and set a meeting for the initial planning session, but they usually most of the work already done, they just ask some questions and they fill in the blanks. However, in some cases implementation can take longer than planned.
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    NaviSite

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
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    NaviSite

    Navisite's rates were better and they seemed to have more SQL Server expertise. This was about 5 years ago and it may not be the case anymore
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    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
    • Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
    • After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
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    NaviSite

    • Cost savings by not having a full-time DBA on staff - saving of at least 50K a year
    • Data team not on call 24/7
    • Navisite team will try to fix issue if possible - e.g. shrink log files that have grown
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